There’s nothing quite like a short walk out to your yard to pick fruit fresh off the tree, but what are the best fruit trees for the Central Valley?
It’s important to pick trees that will grow well in our climate and your soil conditions. Other considerations are the space you have available and the time you want to put into caring for the tree.
And, of course, the best fruit tree for you will be the fruit you and your family enjoy.
BEST FRUIT TREES FOR THE CENTRAL VALLEY WEATHER
A lot of fruit trees do well in our hot summers and relatively mild winters. For proof of this, just take a drive and look at the trees that are commercially grown in orchards throughout the valley.
Fruit trees that you may want to consider for your yard include:
- Lime (although these may require a bit more care)
If you’re planting a single tree, be sure that it is self-fertile — meaning that it doesn’t need another tree nearby to cross-pollinate it in order to produce fruit.
SPACE REQUIRED FOR FRUIT TREES
When choosing to plant fruit trees in your yard, look for a spot that will have 6-8 hours of sun each day and where you will have room to access the tree from all sides.
Each species of fruit tree will have its own estimated height and width that they’re expected to reach at maturity. Be sure to look at the tag or ask a garden center tree expert before proceeding with your purchase.
If you’re planting more than one tree, allow 3-4 feet between trees at their full-grown width for proper air circulation.
HOW TO BE SURE YOU’VE PICKED THE BEST FRUIT TREES FOR YOUR CENTRAL VALLEY YARD
You should take the time to properly research whatever tree you think you’d like to have growing in your yard.
Or, perhaps an easier, better, and more convenient option is to have the experts at Mike’s Evergreen handle it for you.
You may find our Landscaper FAQs helpful as well.